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Old 08-18-05, 02:06 AM   #1
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Which Bike? Review these for me...

Which one should i get?!

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=5796 Claud Butler

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=5055 GT 3.0

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=5053 GT 2.0

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=5487 Ridgeback Mx4 2005

I'm after a decent quality bike with roughly the spec of the above bikes. But i have a few questions...

Which has the lighter/better frames, which manufacturer are more renouwned for quality and which in genernal is the better bike. If you know of a better Bike for the same sort of cash post the url

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Old 08-18-05, 02:16 AM   #2
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Which ones have you test ridden? Opinions are great but they mean squat if the bike doesn't feel right to the one riding it
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Old 08-18-05, 02:24 AM   #3
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Seeing as they're all from Evans, have you considered walking into one of their larger stores and just picking each one up?

They are all about the same spec-wise. Suntour/RST forks are much of a muchness. It's all about the same level of Shimano stuff. They all have obscure disc brakes- I'd personally prefer to go with old fashioned but easy-to-adjust V-brakes.

Don't sweat it on brand name.
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At the moment I'm just after opionions as I am new to biking and would like to gain a gerneral idea of what to look out for and what to stear clear of. Once I have a better idea, i'll go and test some at the stores.

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I remember when I was looking on ebay there were a few GT 1.0 non-disk going for less than $300US. Not sure what Intl shipping is, but would prob save you some $$$
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I remember when I was looking on ebay there were a few GT 1.0 non-disk going for less than $300US. Not sure what Intl shipping is, but would prob save you some $$$
Doubtful to say the least
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Which ones have you test ridden? Opinions are great but the mean squat if the bike doesn't feel right to the one riding it
I agree whole heartedly with Raiyn. Each of us on the forums have opinions, many of them biased for one reason or the other. We may be basing our opinions on hard and true facts or perhaps we just want to justify or defend previous decisions that we have made because we don't want to lose face!!!
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